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Thursday, May 24, 2007

One More Cup.... Then I'll Go

It was already 1 pm and since we had managed to let the day nearly slip away..... Ranno and I thought we would salvage it with an epic...



The countless miles of old mining dirt roads that litter the mountains above Boulder offer a perfect escape from the daily grind. Here the only thing you will find higher than your elevation is your heartrate.



Don't be fooled by the buffed out singletrack. Somehow we were on the verge of biting off a little more than we could chew. If you ever have to knock on someone's door because you simply need to seek shelter.... you might have suffered from an epic.



Within minutes of this shot we were forced into complete survival mode. From screaming out loud, to walking our bikes downhill, to sitting on someones front porch waiting to think on plan "B", to finally flagging down a jeep to rescue our frozen lycra clad bodies.... we managed to get home. Hey it could have been worse..... Ranno and I might of had to snuggle for warmth.



You can't blame Alan Obye for his perma grin! Maybe it's because he found out he was awarded a full ride to law school.... Maybe it is because he has been vacationing in Park City on the weekends. Or maybe he is just stoked because he is finally having a good hair day.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man- keep the trails secret around Boulder......

4:56 AM  
Anonymous lukestermokes said...

what's the next level beyond 'epic'? Round here it's officially known as a 'death march'. As in "you mean you had to eat one of your riding buddies just to get home, that must have been a real death march".

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Nick

I'm sure that the trails you ride on aren't in any danger of being over-run, please keep on living the dream so us old and fat guys can at least have an understanding of what it's like for you out there. You have one of the best blogs around, thanks for working so hard on it.

Dave Towle

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trails are in danger and if you want to take your friends on rides then take them to open trails not trails such as the one pictured with the hike a bike-not open. This is bad because we live here and your friends do not and if the right/wrong person see's your large posse of shaved racer types they may get angry and well we can not ride the trail any longer.

and what does DT know anyway??? He does not ride a bicycle anyway

1:24 PM  
Anonymous colin said...

The Boulder Elite have spoken. Once again I'm glad to live in JeffCo...way more dirt miles than people to ride them.

I think I saw a sign lately...welcome to Boulder - an exclusive community so either hide in the hills like the rest of the hippies or get out!

6:03 PM  

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